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the city. >>> koran controversy. a florida minister's plans to burn the holy book condemned by the u.s. government and others. pastor terry jones insists he will set fire for the koran on september 11th. we'll talk to the man at the center of the controversy. >>> and close call. a lion at a popular vegas resort tries to take a bite out of his trainer. and it's all caught on camera. "early" this wednesday morning, and it's all caught on camera. "early" this wednesday morning, september 8, 2010. captioning funded by cbs >>> and a good wednesday morning to you here from "the early show." i'm erica hill. >> good morning. i'm harry smith. it is wednesday. >> halfway there. >>> there's a lot to get to this morning. we'll talk about that wild attack we just saw in the video. we want to get to politics and the economy as well. oh, there's the lion again. i can't imagine witnessing that firsthand. the video's rough enough. >>> as we take a look at politics and the economy this morning because president obama is off to cleveland where he'll unveil business tax breaks. he is also signaling taxes
at the time of the attack. >> it is scary because a lot of us go out all times of day or night depending on your jobs, it to think somebody could be lurking in the neighborhood is upsetting. >> it is creepy. i can't believe it happened so close to home. >> reporter: kristin fisher, 9 news now. >> if you have any information this about case please call crime solvers at 1-866-411- tips. >>> well, christmas can be celebrated in leesburg because the county board of supervisors voted yesterday to permit holiday religious displays in front of the county courthouse. in previous years, there was a nativity scene a menorah and sikh prayers. board member steven miller cast the only vote against the proposal. >> i don't want any witness or juror to walk in to that courthouse, past a sign that says merry christmas to the white christians of loudoun brought to you by the ku klux klan. what we signed today will authorize that. >> reporter: loudoun county officials say that holiday displays will go to the fist ten groups that apply. >>> a montgomery county ride on bus is a complete loss following a fir
some folks who were there and experiencing it. woody baker kohn joining us from the american red cross along with adam broadway who saw the explosion as it happened. good to have you with us. woody, if you could, give us an idea at this point, what are the immediate needs for folks in the area? >> well, those that got out of the area, the fire department and police department were quick in getting people out. we then assessed anybody that had injuries that needed treatment. people that were maybe missing life-sustaining medications, things of that nature. and then we quickly set up a couple of shelters to house people overnight, brought in some mental health professionals as well as some nursing staff to help with the medical needs and so forth. so, we've now got them in shelters. many of them had places to go of their own, friends and family. >> luckily. it's amazing, considering the time of day, just around dinner time, with flames that were hot enough to crack the windshields of a fire truck. amazing there wasn't more damage, that we're not hearing about more injuries and deaths. ad
this evening the decision on the pastor to burn the koran in florida has been watching the u.s. open. it's on, it's off, it's on, it's off. tonight it's on hold. starting this afternoon when controversial pastor terry jones announced what he called a deal with those planning an islamic center near ground zero. >> they have agreed to move the mosque. we have agreed to cancel our event on saturday. >> reporter: the reputed deal was made but they responded there is no deal. jones came out again. >> so i don't feel tricked. i was lied to. >> reporter: later still. >> now we're in somewhat of a state of limbo. >> reporter: john vohl for muslim christian understanding on freedom of worship placing a mosque near ground zero, burning the koran, freedom of speech. >> when one judges the validity of actions done within the framework of that freedom in terms of what is the harm that is done. >> reporter: the islamic center near ground zero. >> the sensitivities of some people are hurt. there are people who feel that it is too close to the world trade center and, therefore, it does not recognize the sens
cilantro. >> never heard that one. >>> a lot of us 50s. hope you open the windows overnight tonight and a cool start to the day. 54 reston and laytonsville. 59 andrews. brandywine 58. manassas, manassas park 56. temperatures in western maryland 40s over the eastern shore. the warm spot is cambridge with 64. i want to show you the satellite and radar picture. nothing to note because a lot of sunshine here today and temperatures in the 70s, near 80 degrees but cooler than it was yesterday not the 80s but upper 70s. we will have a look at the forecast in 15. >>> wish i could say it was a problem free friday. this is live shot at the silver spring area. you are looking at university heading eastbound. the lanes going east at closed at dennis avenue because of an accident involving a driver running in to a pole and now some wires are on the ground making for a dangerous situation. there's a way to get an it. use randolph road as the alternate. take it to route 4, route 5, 30 or the outer loop. i will take that too. looks like everyone is moving at speed. the live shot at university. a sm
material. >> where was the treasurer? >> angry candidates like anthony muse, whose picture was used without permission on the fake mailer suggesting he endorsed a long list of candidates he doesn't. >> when you have to break the law to become a lawmaker, every citizen should have problems with that. >> one county council candidate endorsed in the fraudulent mailer is jerry mathis, who is quoted by the gazette saying, i think it's good political strategy. the state's attorney general appears to be serious about prosecuting. >> this was completely illegal and in violation of state election laws because there is a committee that is put on that ballot which doesn't exist. >> i'm bruce leshan in loudoun county. yes, virginia, there will be christmas here in leesburg. the board of supervisors voted overwelmingly to throw the doors open to everyone religious displays, not religious displays, all allowed here at the courthouse. >> merry christmas. >> for decades on the courthouse grounds, a tree, a nativity scene, and in recent years, seek prayers and a sign celebrating atheism. some
looking for in a dance partner? what arthur murray never told us. captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news world headquarters in new york, this is the "cbs evening news" with katie couric. >> couric: good evening, everyone. he's heard the complaints, the outrage if church groups, the military, even world leaders. but today florida pastor terry jones insisted he will go ahead with plans to burn copies of the koran on saturday to mark the ninth anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. in response, the state department ordered u.s.'m be sis around the world to assess their security and brace for possible protests. general david petraeus, the top u.s. commander in afghanistan, met today with afghan president hamid karzai, both warned that jones' plan could endanger u.s. troops. and the cat van said "this act would only call for new hate and violence." kelly cobiella is in gainesville, florida tonight. kelly, pastor jones is getting lots of criticism from many quarter bus he's claiming a lot of people are actually on his side. >> he does say that, katie. and he says they're simply afraid to speak
'm harry smith. >> i'm erica hill. good to have you with us this morning. a lot to get to this morning, including some fascinating, exclusive interviews. the woman from arizona, derri velarde, is here in the studio with us this morning. she'll join us live to tell her story. >>> also this morning, the big headline, piers morgan gets larry king's job. people have seen him on a talent show, but people across america say, who is this guy? matt holden, our good pal, they're very good friends. we have an exclusive with amanda and piers and she'll tell us about the guy. interesting newspaper bag ground. he may actually have the right feet to fill those shoes. >> oh, looking forward to that. >>> first, we want to begin with the latest on that deadly flooding in texas where the aftermath of tropical storm hermine spawned a series of tornadoes and dumped up to 8 inches of rain. robbie owens of our affiliate ktvt is with us this morning. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. on the heel of hermine a series of tornadoes ripped through the area, leaving behind damage like this and capping a day
that congressman boehner's comments suggest a willingness to agree to the president's position. we all use the middle class as a political football but extends the tax cuts for the middle class fairly quickly to give them certainty and make sure they know they will get help in tough economic times. >> you know there are plenty of people out there, including peter orszag, who until recently, your director of office of management and budget saying there should be tax increases for nobody. now is not the time to be increasing taxes. >> well, harry, i understand what peter argues, he argues we should extend the middle-class tax cuts for two years and have them expire. he believes if the price of doing that is having to extend the upper-end tax cuts that's what we should do. that's not the president's position because, let's be clear, harry, the tax cuts for the upper end, the wealthy, mostly millionaires, that's a $700 billion proposition the next ten years. the president does not believe that we should be borrowing $700 billion, most likely from overseas, to extend tax cuts follow folks, quit
good news, too. a lot of green cars on the map. >> that tells us everyone is moving at speed. thank you so much, tom. >>> we are kicking off the 6:00 hour and only one report of an accident to tell you about. this is north frederick avenue at montgomery village avenue. you want to be careful heading that way. we are also tracking your outer loop and want to show you the conditions out there. but first to 66 and show you we are slowing down from 50 to 123. the good news no incidents or accidents along the way. switching the shot over and take you to the capital beltway. the outer loop is filling out between university over to georgia avenue. and 395 is how we will wrap it up from duke to seminary starting to slow down. minor delay but that, andrea, is building. back to you. >>> at the top of the hour, here's a look at the stories happening today. more endorsements for baker. he is running for prince georges county executive. former county executive will announce their support later today. >>> a report coming out today will show our roads are safer. the number of people killed on the nati
of this country. you know, they say time heals all wounds and i kind of say this every use. i don't know if it applies in this case looking at live pictures now of ground zero. still very raw. >> nine years later. >> hard to believe it has been nine years. coming up on this broadcast not only will we visit on the remembrance ceremony that takes place a bit later in the morning but also have an exclusive look at progress being made at ground soshgs the buildings are now starting to really kind of jump up off street level right now. >> something a lot of people wanted to see. >> you can see tangible progress finally. first normally a dave reflection and remembrance this year the anniversary marked also by controversy, the evangelical pastor who threatened to burn the koran as an actist protest against muslims is in new york this morning and we begin our coverage at ground zero this morning. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. after a series of confusing and conflicting statements in florida, pastor terry jones told reporters last night he is always talked out. his presence here in new
erupted in afghanistan and the top u.s. military general in the country, general david petraeus, fears american soldiers will end up paying the price. still, jones doesn't believe he should be held accountable. >> we're not pulling the trigger. we're not the one doing it. i think the finger should be pointed at them. >> reporter: here in washington religious leaders have all pressured jones to back off and called for an end to what they say is a growing anti-muslim sentiment across america. >> i say, you bring dishonor to the name of jooesz jesus christ. >> reporter: despite the sharp criticism and more than 100 death threats, jones insists he'll go ahead with his plans, though he continues to pray about his final decision. >> the only thing that could cause us to change our mind is if we felt really a deep conviction. we felt like god really wanted us not to do it. >> reporter: gut tbut the gover is holding out hope between now and saturday americans will stand up and condemn the church's plan. and jones has faced controversy before. he left a church in germany after allegations he wa
in the lime light." harry. >> smith: elaine quijano downtown for us tonight. thank you. in afghanistan, the taliban has been using this controversy to win new recruits. today, cbs news obtained taliban leaflets that urged villagers to join them in seeking revenge. mandy clark is inicable tonight. >> reporter: the leaflet said that america is the biggest enemy of islam and called on muslims to take revenge for the burning of the koran. the leaflets have been handwritten and dropped in paktia province. most villagers are illiterate so the leaflets would have been left with imams to read out in mosques and spread the word that way. the taliban has capitalized on the controversy at the holiest time of the year for muslims, a time when the mosques will be packed with followers. mandy clark, cbs news, kabul. >> smith: we want to bring in juan rabady. good evening. >> good evening, harry. >> smith: how much damage has already been done by this? >> well, harry, some damage has already been done. we've seen protests in muslim capitals around the world. we just heard about the taliban leaflets
in as a shed fire. that's where the shed used to be. but when it was burning, winds sent the flames 20 feet away to this row of the town houses melting that vinyl siding. >> vinyl siding covers all these town houses. highly flammable. a good temperature. so the threat of the fire as it goes up here to the topics, quickly made their way to the attic in the roof area. >> reporter: now, of course, it could have been much worse, but the neighbors knocked on doors, getting everybody out. the firefighters got all the pets. and just incredible. a little big. actually, this is a heavy cat found alive inside the burned townhouse. can you believe it? or owner has a huge smile on her face. as all the pets made it out okay. it was a hot and raging fire. >> and she looks almost as big as you are. >> like 20 pounds. 15 years old, that cat. unbelievable. burned whiskers. >> did those town homes have fire walls? >> they absolutely do have fire walls. you can see the brick coming out. but the brick does not come far enough out. that's the way it is. and the vinyl siding is so flammable that the fire gets up
. and now from in washington, bob schieffer. >> schieffer: joining us now from westchester ohio, house republican leader john boehner. mr. boehner, if the republicans do take the house you in all probability will be the new speaker. the president is already trying to make you the face of the republican party. he mentioned you by name eight times the other day in a speech in your home state. here's what he said. >> there were no new policies from mr. boehner. there were no new ideas. there was just the same philosophy that we had already tried during the decades that they were in power. the same philosophy that led to this mess in the first place. cut more taxes for millionaires. cut more rules for corporations. >> schieffer: what about that? >> well, listen, you know, the president says no new ideas. we've offer him new ideas for the last 20 months. and speaking of new, i wonder what's new about more stimulus spending, more taxes and more uncertainty for american small businesses. that's what the president is proposing. what's new about that? if the president wants to get serious and w
that is important. we try and add a little more. >> got it. >>> up next hear from a woman who uses psychedelic mushrooms as medicine. that's no the kind of veggies we are talking about. >> i saw it as aioliing, breathing entity. >> in three minutes you will also hear from a johns hopkins phd on the benefits of this control technique. it is our focus on maryland's weather and traffic starting with devon lucie. >> no aberrations in the forecast. another beautiful day coming our way. we will take you in to maryland where you are in the a 0s. rising quickly toe the 60s. annapolis you are a little warmer hugging the bay and same with easton and salisbury. in the 70s by this afternoon. i'm saying node upper 70s. that's where we should cap things off. not the 88 we had at reagan national. hager towns way, 73, 74 for a high. in western maryland you will be hard to break out hoff the mid to upper 60s for highs way out there. the latest in silver spring as we focus on maryland's roads heading eastbound at university and dennis avenue. some police activity going on. losing the right lane. stay left to ge
/11 attacks. >> we must ask ourselves how best to honor them, those who died. >> they remind us not just by how they gave their lives, but by how they lived their lives. >> that being a hero is not just a matter of fate; it's a matter of choice. >> strong in will, to strive, to seek, to find and not to yield. >> this is 9 news now. >> i'm bruce johnson. thanks for joining us this saturday night. nine years later, and it's been a solemn day of remembering and a day of protest. let's begin in new york where some 2,252 names at the world trade center were read out loud today. randall pinkston begins our coverage tonight. >> friends and family and political leaders pay tribute to the nearly 3,000 victims of 9 9/#1d #1d. >> robert james crawford. >> reporter: relatives and workers involved in the 9/#1d 1 memorial and museum read each name. a fireman's bell marked the moments when planes slammed into the tourist and when each one collapsed. one of the victims was 35-year- old john christopher henwood father of go. >> when did you know he was gone? >> i guess whenly father dave ran down the hal
and joins us live with the details. >> reporter: what a tough story. paul warren partis was apparently distraught over his mother's postoperative care. the wounded doctor, an associate professor and orthopedic surgeon, david b. cohen underwent surgery and is expected to survive. moments after a doctor briefed partis about his mother's condition, he opened fire. >> removed a small semi- automatic handgun from his waist area, waistband area, and fired a single gunshot that struck the doctor in the lower chest, upper abdomen. >> reporter: as s.w.a.t. teams surrounded the building, the hospital went into lockdown. >> i'm about to leave and i was leaving they said get back. >> my boss came running in to tell me exactly basically to stay put where i'm at, because there is a guy running around with a gun and we don't know what he's going to do. >> reporter: some hospital staffers say partis was angry that his mother's spinal surgery allegedly left her paralyzed. >> a lot of people were scared because they didn't know where the guy would go shooting next. >> reporter: dominique jones' sister w
take us down. >> an emotional day today; but as you can hear, lots of resolve from the folks who came here to the pentagon. you can imagine there were a number of local events commemorating this searsly, including one held in crystal city earlier today. it was a 5k race with police officers and firefighters. they raised thousands of dollars, all of that money going to the survivors fund. live at the pentagon, julian gonecalves, 9 news now. >>> the city of alexandria paid tribute to the citizens who died in the attacks. members of the fire, police and sheriff's office held a special ceremony at the masonic temple. >>> tonight in new york, twin blue beams of light shineing into the sky where the world trade center stood september 1. it's become an annual tradition in new york. that's washington cathedral. the bell rang nine times to honor the 9/11 victims. >>> while the country paid tribute to the victims, here in washington, a small group tried to stand in support of pastor terry jones, the minister few people had ever heard of until he threatened to burn the koran. two demonstrations
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